Category Archives: Fellows’ Library

Invisible mending

Index Librorum Prohibitorum (Geneva, 1619), before and after conservation: Fellows’ Library I.2.26 (photos: Oxford Conservation Consortium, © Jesus College, Oxford) Jesus College is a founder member of the Oxford Conservation Consortium, which provides collection care for the libraries and archives … Continue reading

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Initial Impressions

Last month, seven colleges came together to celebrate the launch of the Printing R‑Evolution and Society exhibition by the 15cBOOKTRADE project, under the punning title Initial Impressions. Jesus College owns 45 incunables – books printed before 1501 – which were added … Continue reading

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New staff: Oliver Miller

Several college libraries in Oxford take part in the Bodleian’s training scheme for graduates (of any university) intending to become professional librarians. The fifth trainee at Jesus College is Oliver Miller, who wrote the following piece for the Oxford Libraries … Continue reading

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New staff: Harry Wright

Several college libraries in Oxford take part in the Bodleian’s training scheme for graduates (of any university) intending to become professional librarians. The fourth trainee at Jesus College is Harry Wright, who wrote the following piece for the Oxford Libraries … Continue reading

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December 2015 Book of the Month: Tomus quartus omnium operum by Martin Luther (1552)

This volume forms part of Martin Luther’s complete works, which collectively had a profound impact on the German Reformation. Published around the time of his death, the collection displays the range of genres Luther adopted: Biblical translation and commentary, sermons … Continue reading

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October 2015 Books of the Month: Partridge’s The Treasurie of Hidden Secrets (1633) and Read’s The Manuall of the Anatomy or Dissection of the Body of Man (1655)

These books illustrate some of the range of medical publications in early modern England. Read’s work attempts to distil anatomical concepts, while Partridge’s Treasurie is a cheap, popular household manual of ‘kitchen physic’ and culinary recipes. Their intended readerships vary … Continue reading

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September 2015 Book of the Month: A Table of Humane Passions by Nicholas Coeffeteau (1621)

This book discusses the passions (or emotions), a key concept of early modern moral philosophy. The title-page depicts the passions as allegorical figures in mannered poses, holding emblematic objects such as Hope’s anchor. Despite their abstract portrayal, the passions were … Continue reading

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